The experienced finance executive will also oversee human resources and information technology, while introducing new strategies to improve company profitability and increase shareholder value.
A new deal includes site audits, turnkey solutions and installation services for broadband transmitters at to 13 stations affected by the TV spectrum repack.
GatesAir will provide the station group with Maxiva transmitters and installation services covering 65 TV stations in 44 markets.
In July, Bruce Swail took the reins as CEO of GatesAir as the company’s longtime chief executive, Phil Argyris, announced his retirement. Swail comes to the company having served as CEO of two private equity-owned tech companies. While Swail acknowledges company owner The Gores Group could divest the transmitter maker at any time, his focus is on growth and optimizing profitability, he says.